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2 women share a wound that never heals, disappears

TWO OF A KIND Edita Burgos and Ng Shui Meng cross paths in a global conference here against forced disappearances. JOAN BONDOC

They are two hearts missing a part, brought together by the same goal: That someday, no mother, wife, friend or family member would experience the same uncertainty and “torture” they continue to endure for losing a loved one.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unicef, partners assess ‘Yolanda’ response for building resilient communities

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Eight months into relief and recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Central Philippines, Unicef, with Galing Pook Foundation, recently hosted a Forum on ‘Building Better and Resilient Communities’ with participation from a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef, partners push for safe schools as children prepare for new school year

Community members participate in the Brigada Eskwela program by cleaning the surroundings of the Sto. Niño SPED Center school in Tacloban City. UNICEF is targeting 500,000 children to go back to school and continue learning in Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda-affected regions.

Some 550,000 children, teachers and day-care workers are expected to return back to learning on June 2, nearly seven months after Typhoon “Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) devastated 3,200 schools and day-care centers. The back to learning in a new school year is a significant milestone.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef, UNDP sign $3.5-M waste management project in ‘Yolanda’ areas

United Nations Development Program and United Nations Children's Foundation signs a 3.5 million Waste Management Project for the Visayas. UNDP Photo

The United Nations and Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Friday signed a $3.5 million waste management project in areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda”(Haiyan).

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Problems may still arise 4 months after ‘Yolanda,’ says Unicef


It has been four months since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” rammed Eastern Visayas, yet the United Nations Children’s Fund felt that the disaster produced shockwaves that would last longer.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »